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Coffee Cocktail Recipe; starring Wild Turkey American Honey Sting

Coffee Cocktail Recipe; starring Wild Turkey American Honey Sting

From Our Easy Recipes File: The Good Day Honeybee Cocktail Recently we spent an evening of adventure with our friends at Wild Turkey. Not only did we escape some zombies, we also tried their new American Honey Sting Bourbon, sweetened with their signature honey and citrus flavors, and spiced up thanks to ghost pepper. Ghost peppers are some of the…
Easy Recipe: Hummus Chicken Salad

Easy Recipe: Hummus Chicken Salad

The deli in my local supermarket sells a delicious chicken salad, laden with so much mayo that I can almost feel my arteries clogging as I chew. But what I really love about it is the combo of dill and olives, which gives a herbal brightness matched with the umami of black olives. So I decided to make my own…
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena: we heart this field trip

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena: we heart this field trip

In late 2014, I got to check an item off my bucket list. An item that I really don't know why it took me so long to complete, considering its subject has been within mere miles for my entire LA existence. It was a stay at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena and it did not disappoint. The iconic hotel marked its…
From Our Easy Recipes File: Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies

From Our Easy Recipes File: Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies

AKA - a last minute gift idea you can TOTALLY do! Ready. Set. Bake! Each and every year I love baking cookies for my friends. Especially during the holidays. And if you need a last minute gift, it's hard to beat something homemade and sweet. If you have the time, I like to personalize things a bit and match each…
Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Fabulous little gifts - All $10 And Under Stocking stuffers are usually just filler gifts and tiny throwaway-type items that you buy so you have something to fill a narrow and awkward stocking. I reject that. Just because you're looking for something small and cheap, doesn't mean it can't be a fabulous gift. My rule of thumb is that the…
Holiday Gift Guide For the Foodie

Holiday Gift Guide For the Foodie

What to Give Serious Eaters, Drinkers and Chefs Extraordinaire The Christmas gift-giving season is upon us. Those on our lists with beloved hobbies or interests should be the easiest to shop for, but often prove to be most difficult. Take the foodie, for example. Suppose someone on your list is wild about the latest head-to-tail restaurant, knows truffle season better…
Holiday Gift Guide: Cocktail Aficionado

Holiday Gift Guide: Cocktail Aficionado

T'is the season for cocktails! From now until let's say January 2nd, you will be creating and accepting all sorts of bubbly, sparkling holiday cocktails. For the cocktail aficionado it is truly time to be merry! If you have a lover of mixology on your list, our Cocktail Aficionado’s Gift Guide is here to help you find a unique gift…
From Our Easy Recipes File: Curry Popcorn Mix

From Our Easy Recipes File: Curry Popcorn Mix

Spice Up Your Popcorn (and more) with Kitchen Curry Master! Curry can be a daunting prospect in the kitchen. There are so many different types, each involving a multitude of spices, and it can be hard to figure out the magic combinations that result in the perfectly balanced, boldly flavorful dishes we love to order from our favorite Indian restaurant…
Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Cookies

Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Cookies

From Our Easy Recipes File: Cranberries, Butternut Squash and Sage give these cookies a Thanksgiving flair! One of the most fun things about Thanksgiving is the chance to have traditional dishes that you don’t have at other times. Stuffing? Delish. Three different types of mac and cheese? Why not! Cranberry sauce? I’m still uncertain as to whether people actually like…
Not Your Nonna’s Arancini Recipe

Not Your Nonna’s Arancini Recipe

Sabra Greek Yogurt And A Smoky Taste Define This Non-Traditional Arancini Step aside, Italian food traditionalists. I don’t want to step on any toes here, but I just created some damn tasty arancini that are – gasp – nothing like your Nonna used to make. Take a deep breath; it’ll be okay. We still like Nonna’s arancini, but every once…